You can download WordPress 3.7.1: http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.7.1.zip
If you have not updated your site yet – please make sure to read about the most recent WordPress update. The update contains important updates and features. Most notably – we get automatic updates, and over 400 bugs/tickets closed.
You can read more about the update: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&group=resolution&milestone=3.7
You can download WordPress 3.7: http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.7.zip
We recently decided to look at different options for hosting our code repositories. Yesterday, we made the move to go with CloudForge. I personally set up almost 70 projects yesterday afternoon and was very pleased with the process, documentation, and interface.
There are a number of different signup/pricing tiers (first option = free). The standard tier ($2 a month) offers multiple users, trac/bugzilla, a one click deployment tool, advanced user roles and permissions, as well as support.
There are also integrations with Basecamp, ZenDesk, Box, and other tools most developers already use.
You can also easily keep track of all your code, get email notifications when code is checked in (shows author, files changed, diffs, etc), view reports, and get a clear idea of what is going on with each project.
When creating a new project – there are very clear instructions on everything you need to know (this made for a very painless afternoon yesterday as I made the switch).
All in all – I have been very pleased and look forward to working with it each and every day in the foreseeable future. If you are looking for a hosted solution for your projects (which goes well beyond just repository hosting) – take a look at Cloudforge
Here at our company – we love WP Engine for many reasons. Sometimes it is hard to convince clients to update WordPress and WordPress plugins. Regardless of the reason, it generally ends up the same: their site gets hacked. Fortunately for those who are hosted with WP Engine – not only do they perform automatic WordPress updates, WP Engine also sends an email notification when a plugin that your site has installed needs to be updated because of security reasons.
Thank you for being a customer of WP Engine. Part of our commitment to our customers is to ensure their site is as secure as possible. We are contacting you today because we have identified a vulnerability in the xxxx Plugin version you are running. In order to ensure your site is secure, please update the plugin immediately.
That helpful email notification helps anyone hosted with them to be more proactive vs. reactive with security issues. Remember:
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
- Benjamin Franklin
If you are looking for a secure WordPress host – consider WP Engine.
Here are three easy steps to ignore the annoying Icon files when using SVN on Mac OS X:
- Open up the terminal application and type:
- In that file – find the line which starts with # global-ignores. The “#” comments out the line. Remove the # at the beginning of the line and add Icon* to the end of the line. We use Icon* because, the Icon file actually has a return at the end and we want to make sure we match it.
- Save changes
Viola – no more issues with the Icon file!
We do a lot of custom theme development and over the years themes have become a lot more complicated. If you are looking for a good checklist on what is needed, best practices, and test cases – make sure you check out the Theme Development page on the WordPress Codex. There is a great deal of information there that will help even the seasoned WordPress developer.
If you have not updated your site yet – please make sure to read about the most recent WordPress update. The update contains important security updates and the update should be applied as soon as possible.
You can read more about the update: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/log/branches/3.6?stop_rev=24972&rev=25345
You can download WordPress 3.6.1: http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.6.1.zip
Eight years ago we started this company and took on our first client. WordPress was version 1.x. We liked and used XOOPS, and we still did the occasional static web site.
Over the past eight years we have worked with some great clients, learned a lot, and have made some great friends. Thanks to everyone who has worked with us over the year.
Interestingly enough – we are working with our first client now – eight years later on a new project this week.
We look forward to working with you for the next eight years…and the next eight years after that!
We deal with hosting all day/everyday in one form or another. If we are not setting up new sites, we are working to optimize environments, troubleshooting errors, or doing comparisons/recommendations for clients.
Not many people take time to research out the best fitting hosting solution. Some look for something really “cheap” and think that will be good enough while others think if you pay a ton of money – you will get a ton of services. Neither is usually true and we would like to help you make a smart well informed decision.
How to choose the right host?
Know your actual needs. While each host brings their own complexities and costs – we highly suggest taking time to compare multiple hosts, their costs, support options, how they handle updates (OS and application), as well as your own comfort level with technical issues. We have seen over the years that some of the cheapest hosts end up costing clients more in third party support/troubleshooting/optimization vs. more expensive hosting that includes all of those services as part of their support package. On the flipside – we have also seen people go overboard with server specs that their usage is a fraction of what the server is capable of doing that they are overpaying for hosting(throwing money at hardware is not always the answer). Not sure where to start? I would recommend getting a realistic handle on your traffic, server needs and then talk to others you might know who have similar needs. If that is not an option, I would recommend looking at a cheap host vs. mid-price host vs. expensive. See what all of them offer. Some cheap hosts are really cheap, but they do not offer backups, free support, and often have performance issues. Like mentioned before – your cheap hosting might end up costing you a lot more than you bargained for or your expensive host might be overboard for your real needs. Also consider what is most important to you (uptime, phone support, proactive updates) and make a list of what you absolutely require. Make sure you also factor in the time/effort needed to keep WordPress up to date. Is that something you can handle or do you want your host to handle?
What do we recommend?
Over the years we have migrated from one host to another – some stops along the way are longer than others but for the last year we have landed at WPEngine for our WordPress hosting needs and have been very happy with their uptime, service, and tremendous support. Of course – this was a decision made after we looked at many factors (most mentioned above).
If you are thinking about switching hosts or have any further questions we would be happy to help you through the process.
There is a new version of WordPress available and it is sure sharp! With the latest version – we now have:
- New Twenty Thirteen theme
- New and improved revisions (allows you to easily set the # of revisions per post type you want to save, overhauled revision management user interface, etc
- Post locking (great for sites with more than one author)
- Built-in HTML5 media player for native audio and video embeds (simply add the URL and it will auto show in a player)
- Improved menu editor
- Bug fixes
- All sorts of new functions and filters for developers (documented in the Codex)
As always – make sure you have a backup of your files and database before you upgrade.
You can read more about the update: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&group=resolution&milestone=3.6
You can download WordPress 3.6: http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.6.zip